EXX File Extension

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IBM Linkway MsgPut Format
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What is EXX file?

EXX is a file extension commonly associated with IBM Linkway MsgPut Format files. IBM defined the IBM Linkway MsgPut Format format standard. Files with EXX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. EXX file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. Linkway is by far the most used program for working with EXX files.

Programs which support EXX file extension

The following listing features EXX-compatible programs. Files with EXX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support EXX file

Windows Windows

How to open file with EXX extension?

Problems with accessing EXX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with EXX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Linkway

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening EXX files is that no program that can handle EXX files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Linkway. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Linkway installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Linkway to the latest version

If you already have Linkway installed on your systems and EXX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why EXX files are not compatible with Linkway. The most recent version of Linkway is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Linkway to EXX files

If you have the latest version of Linkway installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage EXX on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the EXX file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Linkway is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open EXX files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EXX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with EXX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the EXX is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EXX file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the EXX file for viruses or malware

If the EXX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. EXX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the EXX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the EXX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IBM Linkway MsgPut Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Linkway

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with EXX extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with IBM Linkway MsgPut Format files. It may be the case that the EXX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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